January 17, 2021

Delhi: No Covid impact? Fancy numbers for automobiles and two-wheelers discover takers in July

(This story initially appeared in on Aug 09, 2020)

NEW DELHI: Rs 7.1 lakh might nicely get you a sedan, although not many are keen to shell out a lot cash in these occasions of financial misery. So, if somebody paid that sum merely to personal a registration plate studying 0009, then maybe it’s a signal that Delhi is headed to an financial revival.

The state authorities’s transport division mopped up Rs 33.eight lakh via the e-auction of fancy registration numbers for automobiles and two-wheelers in July.

The best bid was Rs 7.1 lakh for a licence plate that will give the automotive a distinguished 0009 licence plate. The quantity seems in style, for prime bids of Rs 4.2 lakh and Rs 3.1 lakh for the determine in different collection have been additionally accepted final month. Registration numbers that fetched greater than Rs Three lakh embrace 0005, 0007 and 1111. The best bid acquired for a two-wheeler plate was Rs 50,000 for the quantity 0006.


When the e-auction of what are termed “fancy” registration numbers restarted in April, just one quantity — 9000 — discovered a bidder, who paid Rs 1.5 lakh. In Might, 5 numbers collected Rs 9.Three lakh for the transport division, with 0022 fetching Rs 2.1 lakh. In June, the takings rose to Rs. 21.7 lakh, with Rs. 3.Four lakh for 0002 the best bid.

In April-July, the transport division earned Rs 66.Three lakh for the flowery numbers. However the Covid-19 impact was evident as a result of in the identical interval final 12 months, 1,078 numbers had offered for Rs 3.7 crore. Nonetheless, authorities officers aren’t too discouraged as a result of there have been far fewer automotive gross sales or extravagant spending this 12 months due to the pandemic.

Actually, officers mentioned that the actual fact such quantities have been being spent now on licence plate numbers solely indicated that purchaser confidence was re-emerging.

Until the Covid outbreak, Delhiites weren’t averse to splurging on distinctive registration plates. In June 2017, a hospitality agency created a file, which stays unbeaten, by paying Rs 16 lakh for the honour of getting a 0001 registration quantity. The sooner file of Rs 12.5 lakh had been established in September 2014, once more for 0001. That quantity is uncommon as a result of the transport division has run out of alphabets with which it may be mixed. Different wanted numbers are 0009 and 0007.

The net e-auctioning of a lot desired registration numbers was began in 2014, and is carried out by the Delhi Transport Infrastructure Improvement Company Restricted on behalf of the transport division.